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Jun 1, 2020 12:15 PM CST
Baton Rouge, La
Bought this little darling just a few weeks ago. I have it placed about 2 ft from window, and water it when the top half inch is dry. There some red dots on top and underneath most of the leaves.

Can anyone help me solve the problem? Thank you!!


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Jun 2, 2020 12:25 AM CST
Name: one-eye-luke US.Vet.
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I can't see anything wrong with your ficus. I think you are doing a good job taking care of your FLF. When you say you water when the top half inch is dry, I think you are ok. The only thing I would add is to water until you get just a little discharge out the bottom of the container then allow to dry well. Thanks for sharing.
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Jun 2, 2020 8:54 AM CST
Name: Will Creed
NYC
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The leaf spots are normal for a FLF. In time, the leaves will come down to a less steep upward angle as the plant adapts to its new location.

It is still in its nursery pot so it is best to water it thoroughly as soon as the SURFACE of the soil feels dry. Overwatering it is not a concern.

It is okay to double pot it into the nearby white planter, but don't take it out of its plastic nursery pot.
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Jun 2, 2020 11:04 AM CST
Baton Rouge, La
Here's a better photo.....just want to be absolutely positive that these spots are normal haha.

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Jun 2, 2020 5:02 PM CST
Name: Will Creed
NYC
Prof. plant consultant & educator
The undersides of FLF leaves often have spots like that. It's normal.
Will Creed
Horticultural Help, NYC
www.HorticulturalHelp.com
Contact me directly at wcreed@HorticulturalHelp.com
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Jun 2, 2020 7:22 PM CST
Baton Rouge, La
Here's a better photo.....just want to be absolutely positive that these spots are normal haha.

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